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Let the Fire Burn Air date: 05-13-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365227336/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false On May 13, 1985, a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and controversial radical urban group MOVE came to a deadly climax. Using only archival news coverage and interviews, this film brings to life one of the most tumultuous and largely forgotten clashes between government and citizens... /episodes/get/12682 /episode/12682 Independent Lens: Let the Fire Burn /episode-player/12682
A Fragile Trust Air date: 05-06-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365221475/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false This film reveals the shocking story of Jayson Blair, the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time, and how he unleashed the massive scandal that rocked The New York Times and the entire world of journalism. As an important chapter in the history of journalism, the Jayson Blair scandal is also a... /episodes/get/12582 /episode/12582 Independent Lens: A Fragile Trust /episode-player/12582
The Trials of Muhammad Ali Air date: 04-14-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365205244/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false This is the story of Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The film explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime... /episodes/get/12388 /episode/12388 Independent Lens: The Trials of Muhammad Ali /episode-player/12388
Brothers Hypnotic Air date: 04-08-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365199703/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The brotherhood of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is literal. Through an unorthodox upbringing, the eight boys were forged into a band as children by their father, Chicago jazz maverick Phil Cohran. Now as young men, making their way on the streets of New York and in the music business, with stardom... /episodes/get/12338 /episode/12338 Independent Lens: Brothers Hypnotic /episode-player/12338
Wham! Bam! Islam! Air date: 04-01-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2151623292/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false When a Kuwaiti psychologist launches a comic series based on the 99 virtues of Allah, he runs up against suspicion from Muslims and the harsh realities of the global marketplace. /episodes/get/1509 /episode/1509 Independent Lens: Wham! Bam! Islam! /episode-player/1509
Medora Air date: 04-01-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365195424/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A once-booming rural community with a thriving middle class has seen its factories and farms close as the population dwindles. A deeply personal look at small-town life, this film follows a down-but-not-out varsity basketball team as its struggles to compete parallel the town’s own fight for... /episodes/get/12154 /episode/12154 Independent Lens: Medora /episode-player/12154
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Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison
From the first Americans who relied on bison for food, shelter and clothing, to modern wildlife conservationists who are struggling to re-establish a place for bison in the Great Plains, Facing the Storm introduces viewers to a rich history of conservation and spiritual relations with the ultimate...
Air date: 04/26/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2225180665/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false From the first Americans who relied on bison for food, shelter and clothing, to modern wildlife conservationists who are struggling to re-establish a place for bison in the Great Plains, Facing the Storm introduces viewers to a rich history of conservation and spiritual relations with the ultimate... /episodes/get/1489 /episode/1489 Independent Lens: Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison /episode-player/1489
Left by the Ship
For nearly a century, American servicemen were stationed at Subic Bay in the Philippines, and many of them fathered children with the women who lived nearby. When the base closed in 1991, hundreds of these children were left behind, stripped of their fathers and their sense of identity.
Air date: 05/24/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2238356247/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false For nearly a century, American servicemen were stationed at Subic Bay in the Philippines, and many of them fathered children with the women who lived nearby. When the base closed in 1991, hundreds of these children were left behind, stripped of their fathers and their sense of identity. /episodes/get/1496 /episode/1496 Independent Lens: Left by the Ship /episode-player/1496
Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority
In 1965, Patsy Mink became the first Asian American woman and woman of color in the United States Congress. Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority looks at Mink's remarkable political journey, while often lonely and tumultuous, as she fought for the most disenfranchised and forgotten in society.
Air date: 06/22/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2247634930/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In 1965, Patsy Mink became the first Asian American woman and woman of color in the United States Congress. Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority looks at Mink's remarkable political journey, while often lonely and tumultuous, as she fought for the most disenfranchised and forgotten in society. /episodes/get/1499 /episode/1499 Independent Lens: Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority /episode-player/1499
Girl Wrestler
Texas teenager Tara Neal insists that girls and boys should be able to wrestle on the same mat. Follow Neal through the last year in which state guidelines allow her to wrestle boys. It's a year filled with family conflict, pressure to cut weight and fierce policy debates over Title IX, which...
Air date: 06/22/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2245865450/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Texas teenager Tara Neal insists that girls and boys should be able to wrestle on the same mat. Follow Neal through the last year in which state guidelines allow her to wrestle boys. It's a year filled with family conflict, pressure to cut weight and fierce policy debates over Title IX, which... /episodes/get/1490 /episode/1490 Independent Lens: Girl Wrestler /episode-player/1490
Strong!
A formidable figure standing at 5'8" and weighing more than 300 pounds, Cheryl Haworth struggles to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting career inches towards its inevitable end. Her journey as an elite athlete presents physical and personal challenges, including popular notions...
Air date: 07/27/2012
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2260519014/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A formidable figure standing at 5'8" and weighing more than 300 pounds, Cheryl Haworth struggles to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting career inches towards its inevitable end. Her journey as an elite athlete presents physical and personal challenges, including popular notions... /episodes/get/1503 /episode/1503 Independent Lens: Strong! /episode-player/1503
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